What is Osteoporosis

What is


The word ‘osteoporosis’ means ‘porous bone.’ Osteoporosis also known as “SILENT DISEASE” is characterized by low bone mass, deterioration of bone tissue, disruption of bone architecture, compromised bone strength, and an increase in the risk of fracture¹

This asymptomatic condition often remains undiagnosed until it manifests as a low-trauma fracture of the hip, spine, proximal humerus, pelvis, and/or wrist, which frequently leads to hospitalization²

Although osteoporosis is typically associated with women, it is also diagnosed in men, who have low BMD (Bone Mineral Density)

what is osteoporosis

References –

  1. https://my.clevelandclinic.org/health/diseases/4443-osteoporosis last accessed on 24th Nov, Eur J Rheumatol. 2017 Mar; 4(1): 46–56.
  2. P T. 2018 Feb; 43(2): 92–104.